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(BURLINGTON, ONTARIO) ProTeam®, the company that created the original lightweight backpack vacuum, was recognized with the Vendor Sales Rep of the Year Award by Swish Maintenance Limited. Swish founder Mike Ambler and CEO Shane Mahoney presented the award to John Spadafora of rep agency McConnell-Spadafora last month.

“We accept this honor with enormous gratitude,” said ProTeam President and CEO Matt Wood. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the team at McConnell-Spadafora in serving the Canadian market with outstanding professionalism.”

When presenting the award to Spadafora, Ambler and Mahoney spoke of ProTeam’s excellence in meeting the needs of a changing industry. ProTeam products are ideally suited for programs that utilize day cleaning and team cleaning and are an innovative solution for labor savings.

Swish Maintenance Limited is a leading sanitation and maintenance company in Canada. Their customers depend on the value, quality and service Swish brings to all of their cleaning, maintenance and equipment needs. Every year, Swish also awards top innovative products in four categories: paper, chemicals, equipment, and accessories.


ProTeam (www.pro-team.com) became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum. Scientific studies and maintenance crews consistently find ProTeam vacuums save time, money and resources while improving indoor air quality. In 2009, Emerson—a diversified global manufacturing and technology company—acquired ProTeam, and the legacy of innovation continues with the Next Generation of backpack vacuums, the Super Coach Pro® and the cordless GoFree® Pro.

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visitwww.Emerson.com.